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      HRULE 8.11     


Rule 8.11.  Resolutions; introduction and referral; suspension of laws; vote requirement

A.  Each resolution shall be read upon introduction in the House of Representatives and shall be referred to an appropriate committee on the next legislative day following the day of introduction.  The requirement of referral to committee shall not apply to perfunctory resolutions such as those pertaining to adjournment.  A perfunctory resolution may be taken up and acted upon immediately upon introduction.  In addition, any resolution or motion which directs a committee to report on a specified legislative instrument, or which recalls an instrument from committee, shall be taken up as a privileged matter as soon as it is introduced or offered and shall be considered at once.

B.  A resolution suspending a law in whole or in part shall only be adopted in accordance with the same procedures and formalities as are provided by the constitution, by law and by Rules 8.9, 8.10, 8.12, 8.13, 8.14, and 8.19 hereof for the passage of instruments having the force and effect of law and any such resolution shall fix the period of suspension, which period shall not extend beyond the sixtieth day after adjournment sine die of the next regular session after adoption thereof.

C.  Except as otherwise provided in Paragraph B of this Rule, a concurrent resolution shall only be adopted upon a favorable vote of at least a majority of the elected members of the House.

Mason's Manual:  Sec. 145, 510, and 511

HR 3, 1973; HR 4, 1975 Ex. Sess.; HR 2, 2013, eff. May 30, 2013.

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